I've been diagnosed with this DD for a year. I know I've had it for at least six more. I'm stuck in the denial phase and need to move on. I'm still looking for a "cure" for my pain, brain fog, fatigue and lack of energy. For example, I keep telling myself that my fatigue is because I didn't get a good night sleep. Or that I take meds that are sedating. Not that it's a symptom of fibromyalgia. Or I try to convince myself that my brain fog and lack of energy is because I'm "getting old". I turn 61 tomorrow; I could be developing some sort of dementia. I accept the fact that I have arthritis, so that explains my back pain. How long did you "search" for another "cureable" disease before you accepted the fact that you had fibromyalgia and will never be "normal" again? Can you give me any tips to get out of this denial stage and move on to the acceptance phase?